Celtic Daily Light

Extracts from Ray Simpson's Book

Readings for Monday 1st June 2020

Dew drops on plant leaves

Little trinities

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13: 14


The Celtic peoples with their love of significant numbers have always given special significance to the Triad, an arrangement of three statements which summed up a person, a thing or a situation, often with a blend of light humour, deep meaning and paradox.

  • Three sisters of lying: perhaps, maybe, guess.
  • Three sources of new life: a woman’s belly, a hen’s egg, a wrong forgiven.

Welsh Triads

  • Three things are pleasant in a home:
  • Good food upon the table;
  • A man who lovingly kisses his wife;
  • Children who refrain from quarrelling.
  • Three attitudes are godly in the Church:
  • True love of the Lord himself;
  • Kindness amongst the pews;
  • A fair dealing with self.
  • Three ideas enlarge a person’s mind:
  • A humble heart;
  • A generous soul;
  • Honesty in business.
  • Three things I wish for myself:
  • True spiritual beauty;
  • A heart of giving;
  • Eyes with pools of meaning.

Janet Donaldson A Pocket Book of Celtic Prayers

  • A mother whispers this prayer into the ear of her infant:
  • The blessing of the Holy Three little love
  • be the gift to you
  • Wisdom, peace and purity.

Carmina Gadelica